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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATEDPRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 4 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 149 m Fools His Critics Rex Tugwell Stays in Office Despite Predictions OWA HOUSE ROWS OVER LIQUOR Br HEKBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON April 4 chief surviving member of the original brain trust1 of the early days of the new Rexford Guy Tugwell under secretary of agri culture has fooled his critics again Theyve been relegating the handsome young brain truster from Columbia university to po litica 1 i m bo since Dr Wirt Indiana school master pointed an accusing finger at him before a house investigating committee a year ago and charged him with being the leader in a con spiracy to overthrow the existing order in this country He emerged victorious in this in cident and continued to pursue his duties even if with less public no tice just as before Now apparently he is slated for one of the biggest jobs he has had Under the work relief bill he is expected to have charge of rural re habilitation the vast problem cre ated by the drought dust storms and soil erosion Baptism of Fire The fact that President Roosevelt was reported to have selected Tug well for a major role in the spending of the workrelief fund would seem to indicate he still stands high in the estimation of the white house despite numerous at tacks which have been made on him almost since he became identified with the administration Tugwell perhaps received his most severe baptism of fire when his name came before the senate for confirmation as undersecretary of agriculture Both his political and economic theories were subjected to iflearcSirig scrutiny but he won his promptioni Came the1 election campaignof for Europe just as the campaign was getting under way and before he returned the elec tion returns had been counted Retirement Humored Little was heard from him there after As a matter of fact he slipped so completely out of the limelight that it was rumored from time to would retire from the na tional scene When the AAA cleaned house a few months ago and a group of so called leftwingers were let out his name again figured in the news Those dismissed from AAA gener ally were believed to have been closely aligned with Tugwells ideas Some thought he too was slated to go Again Tugwell fooled them He was in Florida when the purge of AAA was executed He returned to Washington shortly thereafter and took up where he had left off He isriding high again There may be much heard of Tugwell in the months to more than ever before Relief Conferees Again NRA BRANDED AS Gang Arraigned in Bremer Abduction BOUNTY RELIEF PROBED Reported Irregularities in Payroll on Project at Charles City DES MOINES April 4 H Mulock Iowa emergency relief administrator has announced inves tigationhas begun of reported irreg ularities in the payroll on a work relief quarry project at Charles City Lloyd P Todd special investigator for the administration is now ntak ing a check at Charles City Preliminary reports it was said indicate workers may have receivec their pay regularly although the numbei days they worked each week varied ACTION TOWARD FASCIST STATE Harriman Hits Proposed Abolition of Utility Holding Firms WASHINGTON April 4 Senate and house managers of the tightlywedged work relief program once again today failed to agree on a bill for final passage A conference lasting just over an hour broke up abruptly with Senator Carter Glass announcing there is no agreement yet The Virginian despite optimistic predictions in other quarters a com promise would be effected said he did not know when the conferees of the two houses would meet again Todays session was held just 74 days after the money meas ure was first introduced Spend OneThird The senate amendment under disagreement would require spend ing on direct work onethird of the 5900000000 allocated to states This was opposed by the adminis tration and house conferees were insisting on new language NRA was bombarded with criti cism before the senate finance committee by Lowell Mason form er counsel of last summers Dar row review board He termed the recovery unit a step toward a fas cist state Just as vigorously Henry I Har rimany president of the Chamber of of fought the proposed1 abolition of utility holding companies before the house interstate commerce commit tee AAA Steps Back Downtown Secretary Wallace suspended the milk marketing li cense of the Providence R I area This action resulted from a court decision and was considered anoth er backward step in the AAAs en forcement of the milk agreements Other developments Evidence that efforts to get Pres ent Hoover to release naval jobs j private ship yards ran into a one wall unless political trading dvantages were offered wag pr3 ented to the senate munitions com nittee during questioning of Jc eph W Powell president of United ry Docks Inc and the corpora ons Washington representative Robert W Malone Urges Unified Command Unified command of the nations armed forces was urged before the louse military committee by a re lired army general and former gov rnor of Arkansas Charles H Irougt The United States government is ot engaged in any diplomatic dis way to the courtroom They pleaded not guilty TteWeather FORECAST ussions UnderSecretary Philip Turn to Pace 3 Column bwan Killed Three Others Hurt as Car Plunges Into Rail MUSCATINE April Henry Joeckeritz of Davenport was dead and three other passengers of the car which he was driving were re covering from injuries today sus alned early this morning as the machine plunged out of control into a guard rail on highway 61 just east of the city limits One of the injured Dora Smith is believed suffering from concus sion and back and neck injuries in addition to numerous cuts on the head Her sister Ruth Smith and a companion Pete Meek suffered mi nor bruises All the injured are from Muscatine Accused of Torturing 77 Year Old Man to Get Hidden Wealth KANSAS CITY April 4 Mrs Nellie A Hurd 64 died early today from bullet wounds inflicted by her 77 year old husband Herbert whosaid he had been tortured by his wife in aneffort to make him disclose the hiding place of hidden wealth Mrs Hurd died at General hos pital after an operation had been performed to remove four bullets from her bodyIn another ward of the hospital lay her husband a rail road crossing watchman crazed by knife and flamewounds which he said had been inflicted by his wife because spirits told her I had a hid den fortune 1 was giving to the wo man next Believe His Story Detectives gasped last night when Hurd stripping off his clothing dis closed the evidence of Mrs Hurds alleged inquisition His story City Detectives Fred Greene and John Costello said probably was true Miss Nellie A Hurd adopted daughter of the Hurds denied her stepfather had been tortured and in sisted that he signed of his free will a confession of infidelity with a neighbor woman and of his giving her 515000 The purported confession found by police in the Hurd home was re pudiated by the 77 year old hus band He charged it had been ob tained while she was standing with a gun at my head Married 12 Years Weve had trouble ever since w married 12 years ago Hurd said at police headquarters last night Then she got the idea that spirit had told her I was having relation with this other woman and I hat given the woman 515000 All I own is two little houses My wife was killing me b inches he cried as he began re turn to Pasc 3 Column 1 IOWA Unsettled possibly showers in the west and north portions beginning Thursday night or Friday rising temper ature in the east and south sec tions Friday MINNESOTA Snow in north snow Or rain in south portion probable Thursday night and Friday slightly warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M Thursday 32 Snowfall Trace CornHog Signup of More Than Million Estimated WASHINGTON April 4 returns on the 1935 cornhog signup continued to filter in today farm administration officials estimated the signup at more than 1000000 with prospective benefit payments at 5150000000 Iowa headed the list with an es timated 152000 signers CornHog Chief Claude Wickard said He said more than threefourths of the farmers who have signed applica tions for the 1935 contract were in 10 com belt states Reports from 33 states showe more than 970000 signers as 4pril 1 the deadline and state ei tension directors estimated an add tional 35000 applications had no been reported Wickard said While the number of last year signers totalled 1155000 Wickar said the total amount of land und1 contract would not materially b changed He said farmers apparen ly are taking from 20 to 25 per cen of the acreage bases from produ tion The minimum reduction r quired in Hie contract is 10 per cen CARS DERAILED SMASH STATION IN TRAIN WRECK Railroad Agent Asleep in Station at Time Not Injured IOWA CITY April 4 station of Tiffin nine miles west of here was demolished early today when 16 cars of an eastbound Rock Island freight train jumped the rails and crashed into the building George W Seigle about 65 sta tion agent who was sleeping in the building escaped with only minor injuries He was treated for shock at an Iowa City hospital A watch in his clothing hanging a few feet from his bed was found more than 100 yards from the scene of the accident The train was a doubleheader One engine was in the middle of the train The cars behind the first engine and the second engine left the tracks The second engine buried its nose in the station Rock Island railroad officials said this noon that a broken arch bar on a car of cement was the cause of he accident C Frey engineer and C B Haves fireman were uninjured Tractors grain and oranges were part of the load of the cars which jumped the rails A car transport ing livestock escaped damage Wreckers had cleared the tracks so that train service could be re sumed shortly after 9 a m A C Bradley division engineer To Ask Grand Jury Action at Sioux DES MOINES April 4 mediate grand jury investigation of charges of graft and corruption in Sioux City will be asked by County Attorney Max Duckworth The investigating move was de cided upon at a conference between Sioux City and Woodbury county officials and Gov Clyde L Herring and Atty Gen Edward L OConnor here today The governor announced the course of action after the members of the conference had devoted half an hour to their session in the chief executives offics Preliminary con ference had been held in the attor ney generals office Governor at Session Present at the session were the governor attorney general Duck worth Mayor W D Hayes of Sioux City Woodbury County Sheriff W R Tice and Siux City Commissioner of Public Safety Henry H Kuhl mann Duckworth said he would appear before District Judge E H Rice at Sioux City immediately upon his re turn and request the grand jury be impaneled to conduct a thorough in quiry of all charges made before the liquor investigating committee by P SEEKS TO BLOCK OPENING OF MORE STORES Personalities Traded in Sharp Free for All Party Debate Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids edi tor and any other charges which might be pertinent to the inquiry An assistant attorney general is to be sent to Sioux City to aid in the investigation OConnor said and every available member of the investigating staff of the state bu reau of criminal investigation will be assigned Plan to CoOperate The governor and the conferee emphasized that state county anc local officials will cooperate t the greatest possible extent1 proving or disproving any and al charges It is our thought that the on DES MOINES April 4 Free for all debate on Iowa liquor conditions developing frequently into sharp personalities engaged the Iowa house today as a group backed by the republican member ship sought to push through a res olution directing the liquor control commision to drop plans for opening of any new liquor stores Sponsors of the measure con emned the present state control system and were in turn attacked jy democratic regulars who charged IB action was meant to discredit the administration The resolution signed by five leg slators would require that action o open additional state liquor tores be suspended until com iletion of the liquor investigation on Ways to Keep Peace By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Conflicting views on the best ethods of guaranteeing European iace were apparent in the capitals Europe Thursday as statesmen ade ready for the forthcoming inference ofthe powers of Stresa aly April 11 High French sources disclosed oreign Minister Pierre Laval will ek a double barreled agreement esigned to frighten Germany by reation of a formidable united front unong France Great Britain and aly at the same time laying the asis for a general security pact to hich the reich could adhere German participation in a Pan uropean scheme however was escribed as unlikely by a reich oreign office spokesman This ource asserted reichsfuehrer Hit ers preference is for crisp bilater 1 agreements clearly defining the aligations of the signatories In Perfect Accord Capt Anthony Eden British lord rivy seal received an assurance rom Dr Eduard Benes Czech for ign minister that CzechoSlovakia emains in perfect accord with reat Britain concerning the safe guarding of general peace and in at achment to the policy of the league f nations Shortly later Captain Eden left y airplane for London following the issuance of a communique which said in part Captain Eden and Dr Benes had a cordial and riendly exchange of views on all questions contained in the London communique of Feb 3 Issued by Trance and Great Britain suggest ng the developments of the Euro pean peace Dr Benes warmly thanked Captain Eden for visiting Praha and for the report that bis excellency Eden made to him regarding the results of his journey to other capitals Lack of feympathy The attitude of Great Britain which repeatedly has indicated its lack of sympathy for any system designed to forge an iron ring about Germany remained uncertain in the light of latest developments as the Stresa conference neared French officials however expressed the view the British course would be clarified in the course of the Stresa conversations Premier Mussolini host to the conference has let it be known through his newspaper Popolo D Italia that Italys attitude is that Stresa should mark the renunciation of the dangerous Utopias of dis armament Soviet and Polish interest centers on the proposed eastern Locarno pact now somewhat obscured by Turn to race 3 Column REVISION SOUGHT McArthur Proposes Change in Tax Exemption Act Passed by House BULLETIN MOINES April 4 The McArthur amendment to the homestead tax exemption bill was defeated by the Iowa senate today 41 to 1 DES MOINES April 4 G Drastic revision of the form which it was approved by the house was proposed today in senate con sideration of the homestead tax ex emption bill AS passed by the lower branch with only a handful of opposing votes the measure would exempt from the property taxes the first of the assesed value of city and farm homes In the senate an amendment pro posed by Senator William McArthur of Mason City would provide that the county treasurer shall allow each homestead owner a credit in in of Jthe wreck remained at the scene Bradley said that he was not able to determine the cause Engineer Fireman Killed OTTAWA 111 April 4 engineer and fireman of a Rock Is land train were killed and three others injured early today when the truck of a west bound tank car broke hurling the tank into the path of another freight train bound east The dead were Richard Wolff 55 engineer and William House 50 fireman both of Blue Island HI Those injured were Joe Conlpn Blue Island brakeman condition serious Fay Green Blue Island brakeman minor injuries Walter Keim Ottawa police officer acid burns from contents of tank car More than a dozen cars were de railed by the crash a hundred yards of track torn up and the locomo tive of the east bound train hurled against the factory of the King Hamilton Farm Machinery plant Lowland Dwellers at Clinton Leave Homes as Mississippi Rises JUUlilGJ against his tax bill the equivalent of a 10 mill levy on the assessed valuation not in excess of 4000 a homestead Another Change Sought In order to allow time for the drafting of this amendment and the submission of one by Senator Homer Hush R of Essex which would ef fect another major change the sen ate decided to defer further action on the bill until its afternoon ses The Rush amendment would pro vide that 56000000 annually of the threepoint tax law receipts be set aside annually to pay the general expenses of the state government in the 193536 fiscal year This is necessary in order to sup oort the state government and the various institutions since the elimi nation of the state levy for this purpose Senator Hush contended All But Million The 56000000 allowance and the S9 000000 which Senator McArthur estimated would be required for the homestead exemptions under his amendment would use up all but about 51000000 of the estimated annual receipts of the three point tax law Under Senator McArthurs plan the county treasurer would compile the total credits to be allowed on homestead exemptions in his county and then would requisition the state for an amount sufficient to reim burse the county for these credits More Satisfactory In addition to extending tax re duction to more farm homestead and higher valued city residence than the house allowed Senate McArthur said his amendmen would make the proposed exemp Torn to 3 Column fi CLINTON April 4 UPI dwellers were forced to UYCH evacuate their homes before dawn this morn ing as flood waters of the Missis sippi menaced the structures One island resident fled as streams of water forced their way through oors of his home Upper reaches of River Front park were inundated as the stage eached 138 feet above low water Flood stage here is 16 feet hut the rest is not expected to be that high The stream rose ninetenths of a Coot yesterday and eighttenths oday Fort Des Momes to Give Military Drill to 4000 Civilians OMAHA ApriH J Military training at Fort Des Moines will be held for infantry and cavalry from July 10 to Aug 8 Maj Gen Stuart Hetatzelman commanding the sev enth corps area announced He said a quota of 4000 civilians will be trained in the area comprising Min nesota North Dakota Iowa Neb raska Arkansas Missouri and Kan sas way to get to thebottom of the matter is touringthe wholeaffair before a grand jury of citizens of Woodbury county Duckworth said The charges have been general rather than specific The thing we want to do is get the facts We want to know if there is graft and corruption We want to know if the charges are merely rumors and we intend to find that out Duckworth said Marshall would be given an opportunity to repeat his charges and any additional information he might have to the grand jury through a subpoena The county at torney declined to name any other persons whom he might subpoena Will Seek Record He said that the record of the leg islative committee investigating the liquor commission would be sought for presentation of all charges con cerning Sioux City conditions to the grand jury Mayor Hayes emphasized that the city authorities would cooper ate with the investigation with the view in mind of either proving the allegations concerning hard liquor and slot machine payoffs or else branding them as rumors Sheriff Tice voiced his approval with the general plan and asserted Turn to rase 3 Column md until the legislature decides if any changes are to be made in the iquor laws Would Oust Cooper In discussing the resolution Rep resentative Robert Blue R of Wright one of the authors of the proposal declared therxe was no ex cuse now for the executive council to delay further action on dismissal of Harold M Cooper chairman of the Iowa liquor commissin Blue added however that you and I have no right to criticize the council until we as legislators have cleaned off our own doorstep Thequestion ppenedjiie way for debate Fred Blink Refused Review of Conviction SPRINGFIEL13 fl April 4 The Illinois supreme court today refused to review the murder con viction of Fred Blink Whiteside county farmer under sentence to be electrocuted April 19 in Joliet pen itentiary MEXICAN KILLED IN SWITCH YARDS Steve Montecino 43 Badly Mangled When Struck on North Western Tracks Steve Montecino 43 Mexican was killed about oclock Wed nesday evening when run over by a switch engine in the Chicago and North Western railroad yards Mon tecino resided at 29 Lehigh Row Engineer W J Barbour 933 Washington avenue northwest and Fireman E H Vining 325 Second street northwest told Coroner J E McDonald they did not see Monte cino but presumed that he had been on or between the cars Montecinos head was severed from his body and both arms were cut off His body was badly mang led when it was apparently dragged a considerable distance The body was taken to the Patterson funera home No inquest will be held according to Dr McDonald coroner Mr Montecino was born Feb 20 1892 in Mexico He had been em ployed at the Lehigh cement plant He is survived by his wife and five which squelpiod when democrats InvoKeS gag ods of killing the mulct saloon bill The mulct bill was sidetracked on a motion to table which is not de batable Insurance Bill Tabled The resolution occupied the entire morning with only a brief inter ruption when a bill to revise the in surance laws set as a special or der was called up and promptly tabled Speaker John Mitchell rulea that senate action in postponing a similar measure precluded it from house consideration The housewas still debating with time limit rales suspended this af ternoon Representative Gustave Alesch D of Plymouth another sponsor of the resolution charged that the governor has passed the buck anS the attorney general the liquor commission and the local authori ties have done nothing so the only thing left is for the legislature to take action drastic action and at once Blue Attacks Board Blue declared that if the things charged against the liquor commis sion were placed against a private business it would be moved to the disinterested hands of a receiver Opposing the resolution Repre sentative J P Gallagher D of Iowa said that the whole thing is Turn to rase 3 Column 4 children Funeral services will be held I n day morning at 9 oclock at th Holy Family church with Fatne R P Murphy in charge Burial wil be at St Josephs Catholic cem etery The body will be taken t the home Thursday evening wher the Rosary will be said at 8 oclock WASHINGTON If there is an outstanding char acter in the history of this country oncerning whom every American hould be informed it is George Washington Everyone knows he ed the armies that won our Inde pendence that he was the first jresident and that his birthday omes on Feb 22 but that is about as far as mos tpeople can go Here is a booklet that tells every essential fact concerning this great man and that is enriched with nu merous anecdotes Especially valu able in the preparation of address es and in the writing of club pa pers and school essays and compo sitions The Mason City GlobeGazetts Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents hi coin carefully wrapped for a George Washington tooklet Name Street City rf State Mail to Washington IX 01
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